Thursday, 14 June 2012

Now For Popcorn And Milk

Well, that didn't take long.

For all those who still have fingers stuck firmly in their ears trying to pretend slippery slopes don't exist, the startlingly swift nature of this one might shock even you.
The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.

At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.

One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered.

"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," Vladeck said.

Another board member thinks milk drinks should fall under the size limits.

"There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories," said board member Dr. Joel Forman.
Barely has the ink dried on Bloomberg's latest illiberal flight of food snobbery, and they're already discussing how to dick ordinary New Yorkers about further.

Next time you hear some public health goon try to claim that the slippery slope doesn't exist, simply remember the many examples which contradict them and try to think of just one occasion where some bansturbator or other didn't move on to the 'next logical step'.

Considering their track record, only a fool would take anything state-funded public health says seriously.


…Zaph said...

Seems simple enough. Buy your popcorn & pop in the supermarkets, then watch your movies on your large TV at home. It'll kill their cinema industry, of course, but that's just collateral damage in the war against sanity.


Edgar said...

In the Land of the Free, the swivel-eyed man is king.